Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 6/1/12

Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets franchise history on Friday in an 8-0 win over the Cardinals. Santana threw 133 pitches and walked five batters, but he managed to no-hit the best offense in the National League.

Although he didn’t allow any hits, Santana’s game was far from perfect. In addition to the five walks, he got some help on an umpire’s blown call, and a teammate’s great catch.

First up was a line drive down the third base line from Carlos Beltran in the sixth that was ruled foul by umpire Adrian Johnson, although replays showed it hit the chalk and therefore should have been fair:

Then in the seventh, left fielder Mike Baxter crashed into the left-field wall chasing down a Yadier Molina fly ball:

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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